August 12, 2014 •
Florida Legislature Passes Changes to Congressional District Map
Following an order of the Leon County Circuit Court, Florida’s Legislature approved a bill to alter the boundaries of seven congressional districts. Judge Terry Lewis ruled the 5th and 10th districts were drawn to benefit the Republican Party in violation of the state constitution. The court set a deadline of August 15 for lawmakers to redraw the congressional map and for state officials to propose a special election schedule.
Judge Lewis will now review the proposed map and determine when the new districts will go into effect. The altered boundaries would also affect the 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, and 17th districts.
Following passage of the bill, the Legislature adjourned its special session on Monday, August 11.
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